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Senior Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Houghton Le Spring
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have some exciting opportunities to work in the Sunderland Mental Health Support Team (MHST), and are seeking to recruit enthusiastic motivated individuals to be part of our growing team.

The MHST is a relatively new service and works across designated schools in Sunderland supporting children and young people between the ages of 5 to 18 years in providing low-intensity interventions, group work. We also work with parents and carers as part of this in addition we offer training and advice and support to our schools.

If successful you will be based locally at the Hetton Centre, but work on a regular basis at designated schools across Sunderland

To undertake one of these roles you will need to be a qualified/experienced Education Mental Health Practitioner

If you are interested in one of these opportunities then we would very much like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The MHST is a service offered 52 weeks per year Monday to Friday 9 am- 5 pm, The base is at the Hetton centre, but the service is delivered across school and community sites

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a member of the Mental Health Support Team (Healthy Heads), providing assessment and evidence based interventions based on a Low Intensity CBT model to Children and Young People with mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their parents / carers

To build relationships with education staff and key stakeholders with the aim of embedding whole school approach, promoting early intervention and preventative emotional wellbeing work, and developing positive mental health culture within school environment

To provide consultation advice and signposting. To deliver high quality evidence based training and support to Education providers within allocated schools

To develop and support implementation of Whole School Approach within school setting to embed a positive emotional health culture and ethos.

To provide support to Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) with developing their clinical skills, competence and practice, including supporting trainee EMHPs with relevant clinical experiences. To provide support to EMHPs to plan and deliver Whole School Approach activities within their school and support school engagement

To work as a member of the Mental Health Support Team (Healthy Heads Team) providing focused assessment and evidence based interventions based on a Low Intensity CBT model to Children and Young People with mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their parents / carers

To build relationships with education staff and key stakeholders with the aim of embedding whole school approach, promoting early intervention and preventative emotional wellbeing work, and developing positive mental health culture within school environment

To provide consultation advice and signposting. To deliver high quality evidence based training and support to Education providers within allocated schools To develop and support implementation of Whole School Approach within school setting to embed a positive emotional health culture and ethos.

To provide support to Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) with developing their clinical skills, competence and practice, including supporting trainee EMHPs with relevant clinical experiences. To provide support to EMHPs to plan and deliver Whole School Approach activities within their school and support school engagement

The role of the Senior Education Mental Health Practitioner includes working in partnership with existing services, including:

Universal Services including Education, Voluntary, Public and Health sectors.

Targeted Services such as Education Psychology, Sexual Health, Family Intervention Team, Adult Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Prevention.

Specialist Services for instance Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Service.

Providing individual and group work using brief therapeutic tools and models

Offering consultation, advice and signposting that will ensure, where appropriate children, young people and their families are referred to services that will meet identified needs

Contribute to development of clear referral pathways that support the emotional health and wellbeing of children young people and their families

Developing a systematic approach to prevent children from developing mental health issues.

Developing testing and reviewing innovative education and training concepts, models and practices to support the Emotional Health and Wellbeing of children, young people, staff, parents, carers and the wider community.

Providing education and raising awareness of childrens emotional and mental health issues to key stakeholders

Involving children, young people and their families in reviewing current service provision and delivery

Identifying children who are at risk of developing mental health issues and in doing so ascertaining the needs of children and young people.

Identify how coping strategies for children, young people and their families, who are considered to be at risk can be implemented

FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION SEE ATTACHMENT

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional registration and qualification. Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner
  • To be educated to degree level or equivalent


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • At least 2 years clinical experience
  • Experience of working with schools and knowledge of the education system
  • A good working knowledge and experience of Safeguarding


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to complete comprehensive mental health assessments and plan, implement and evaluate specialist packages of care for children, young people and their families
  • To have the ability to work independently and to develop appropriate interventions and care pathway
  • Knowledge of mental health issues
  • Therapeutically competent
  • Ability to work flexibly in a variety of environments


Physical skills

Essential

  • Daily use of computers to retrieve information, data input and word processing.
  • Moves / manoeuvers equipment within Trust guidelines using appropriate aids


Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hetton Group Practice

Francis Way

Hetton-le-hole

Houghton Le Spring

Tyne And Wear

DH5 9EZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9155-CMAHP-0524-11-1

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